Hardware Security Firm Axiado Banks $25M Investment

Axiado Corp, a hardware security firm based in San Jose, Calif., has banked $25 million in what is being described as an “oversubscribed” Series B funding round.

The company is building a Trusted Control/Compute Unit (TCU) product that is being positioned as a new class of security processors that provide platform root-of-trust for large enterprise customers.

Axiado, which employs approximately 40 in Silicon Valley, said the $25 million Series B investment brings the total raised to $40 million. 

The round was led by Series A investor Orbit Venture Partners and included investments from a handful of private investors.

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Axiado chairman Dave Welch said the Series B funding reflects the support from investors and customers and provides capital to launch the TCU to address the growing problem of ransomware and cyberattacks.

The four-year-old startup is billing its TCU as a “a new category of processors dedicated for security.”   The company said it its technology uses a silicon-based approach to manage critical boot- and run-time security across the entire connected infrastructure.

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